Talent Management and Performance in the Public Sector

Authored by: Paul Boselie , Marian Thunnissen , Joost Monster

The Routledge Companion to Talent Management

Print publication date:  August  2021
Online publication date:  August  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138202146
eBook ISBN: 9781315474687
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Talent management (TM) is one of the most popular themes in contemporary human resource management (HRM). TM is often defined as the systematic attraction, identification, development, engagement/retention, and deployment of talents (e.g., CIPD, 2006; Scullion, Collings, & Caligiuri, 2010). In practice, TM has gained popularity, mainly because of a growing awareness that human resources (employees) can be seen as the source of competitive advantage of an organization in the current knowledge intensive economy (Boxall & Purcell, 2016). Several societal developments such as globalization, technological developments (e.g., automation and robotization), and demographic developments (an aging population) have an effect on the demand for and availability of talent on the labor market.

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